MCBA In The News

Check in here to view recent news stories involving the MCBA and its members. 

As Printed in the Daily Record
The Metaignorance of Miranda
By Neil Rowe
May 11, 2016
"The elemental determination reached by the Supreme Court in Miranda v. Arizona was that the process of in-custody interrogation of persons contains inherently compelling pressures..." 

As Printed in the Daily Record
Launching Our Veterans Committee
By Neil Rowe
April 13, 2016
"I’d like to thank our President’s Commission on Access to Justice (PCAJ), and specifically Lou Prieto, Hon. Patricia Marks, Lori O’Brien, and Chair Diana Irizarry 

Grant of $10,000 awarded to the Foundation of the Monroe County Bar
February 26, 2016-Rochester, N.Y.-Two grants totaling $10,000 have been awarded to the Foundation of the Monroe County Bar from the U.S District Court for the Western District of New York. The grants are designated toward increasing diversity in the Rochester legal community and helping to supply elementary students at a Rochester City School with classroom tools, books, and special education materials.

McFadden Speaks to Bar Association About Racial Disparities
Tuesday, February 23, 2016- Rochester, N.Y.-Rochester City Councilman Adam McFadden spoke to members of the Monroe County Bar Association Tuesday, addressing a serious issue facing young black men in our area and across the country.                                                                                                                                               

As Printed in the Daily Record
The evaluatory process
By Neil Rowe
February 11, 2016
"
I’d like to take this opportunity to share with you the process the MCBA is undertaking to recruit and evaluate candidates for our next executive director." 

MCBA workshop focuses on self-care, wellness
Monday, February 1, 2016- Rochester, N.Y.- Monroe County Bar Association Health and Well-Being Programming Committee Chair Kim Duguay introduced the speakers for the Jan. 29 wellness skills workshop, a lunch-time program offered free of charge, complete with lunch, goodie bags, and in class exercises.The owners of Tree of Hope Counseling presented simple tactics for building personal awareness of stress, becoming aware of the sources of stress, and self-care techniques to avoid compassion fatigue.  

As Printed in The Daily Record
Looking forward to the New Year
By Neil Rowe 
January 14, 2016
"I like the start of the New Year. It provides an occasion to rekindle the hopes, expectations, and resolve within the MCBA 

MCBA Condems Hate Speech
December 11, 2015- Rochester, N.Y.-
The Monroe County Bar Association’s Board of Trustees released the following statement Tuesday, saying it was a response to recent events:

As Printed in The Daily Record
Re-introducing you to Our Management Team

By Neil Rowe 
December 10, 2015
"I’d like to re-introduce you to our Bar Association Managers: Kathy Fico, Liz Novak Henderson and Louise Spinelli."

MCBA Holds Annual Bench and Bar
December 7, 2015-Rochester, N.Y.The Monroe County Bar Association’s Annual Bench & Bar Holiday Party at the Wintergarden at the Legacy Tower in Rochester on Thursday evening

Holiday parties combine cheer, networking, giving
December 2, 2015- Rochester, N.Y.-One law firm parties with popcorn. Lots of firms use their holiday get-togethers for networking or helping others. And then there are the ones that are marked on calendars a year in advance.

As printed in The Daily Record
Bar offers services to enhance the legal profession 
By Neil Rowe
November 10, 2015
"...As with most visions, it reflects aspirations, but I am proud to say that in many ways it also manifests reality in the programs and services offered by the MCBA."

As printed in The Daily Record
Protecting our own health and well-being
By Neil Rowe
October 8, 2015
"I learned that mental illness strikes all walks of life, without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, education or financial status."

As printed in The Daily Record
A Legacy of Accessing Justice 
By Neil J. Rowe
September 9, 2015
"I like Throwback Thursdays. For those of you not familiar with the experience, it is an outgrowth of a social media trend of posting old pictures of friends, events or oneself. It is a great way to reminisce an era that has passed."

As printed in The Daily Record
Updating the Organizations Model
By Neil J. Rowe
July 8, 2015
"One thing that has become very apparent to me is that the MCBA has been using the same operations model for 40 years. Yet, in the past 15 years, our budget has doubled and our staffing has increased by 50 percent."

MCBA Press Releases

The following press releases were published by the Monroe County Bar Association.
 
March 29, 2016-ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Monroe County Bar Association (MCBA) today released the 2016 rating
results of seven individuals seeking judgeships for NYS Supreme Court, Monroe County Court, Monroe County Family Court and Rochester City Court.
 
Monroe County Bar
February 26, 2016-Rochester, N.Y.- Two grants totaling $10,000 have been awarded to the Foundation of the Monroe County Bar from the U.S District Court for the Western District of New York. The grants are designated toward increasing diversity in the Rochester legal community and helping to supply elementary students at a Rochester City School with classroom tools, books, and special education materials.
 
February 23, 2016- Rochester, N.Y.-A panel discussion tonight sponsored by The Genesee Valley Chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union, Rochester Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society, and Monroe County Bar Association.
 
Community in Statement Today
December 15, 2015- Rochester, N.Y.-In response to recent events, the Monroe County Bar Association’s Board of Trustees today 
released the following statement:
 
November 24, 2015- Buffalo, N.Y. - Chief Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr. announced that the Court has appointed Mary C. Loewenguth to be the next Clerk of Court of the United States District Court for the Western District of New York. She will be replacing Michael J. Roemer who has been appointed to the position of Magistrate Judge.     
 
Law Firm LeClair Ryan and Bar Association to Give School 29 Backpacks and Supplies.  
September 8, 2015-  ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Students at Rochester City School 29 will have new backpacks and school supplies on Wednesday, September 9, thanks to law firm LeClairRyan and the Monroe County Bar Association’s Lawyers for Learning program.       
                                                                                                    
July 1, 2014
Steven V. Modica, founding partner of Modica & Associates, Attorneys, PLLC, has been officially installed as the 119th President of the Monroe County Bar Association.
 
October 1, 2013
With election day on the horizon, the Monroe County Bar Association (MCBA) today re-released the rating results for seven judicial candidates vying for various seats this year; it also released, for the first time, the rating result for Monroe County Court candidate Christopher S. Ciaccio.  
 
For questions regarding MCBA press releases, please contact our communications manager Liz Novak at 585-402-7193 or lnovak@mcba.org.